Iconic Australian experiences to tick off your bucket list

by Elisa Parry

Strewth, you’d be a galah not to have these iconic Aussie experiences on your must-do list. There are so many incredible places to go and things to do in Australia – this list is just the beginning, but you’ve got to start somewhere…

Enjoy a Kangaroo Island wildlife discover tour

Say g’day to the local kangaroos on Kangaroo Island – it doesn’t get much more Aussie than that! This tour will give you an introduction to Kangaroo Islands wildlife, rugged landscapes and history. A seafood BBQ lunch with local wines is also included.

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Crocodile Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove
Take a trip to Crocosaurus Cove

Are you brave enough to get up close and personal with a saltwater croc? Sure, there is still a glass wall between you, but you’ll still get a very close look at these amazing creatures – and their big teeth!

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Uluru at sunset
Watch the sunset over Uluru

Marvel at the changing colours of Uluru. Take in the beauty of the Red Centre’s most famous natural wonder while you enjoy a glass of bubbles and nibbles as the sun goes down.

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Great Barrier Reef Cruise with Snorkelling
Cruise the Great Barrier Reef

If you’ve never experienced the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef – what are you waiting for? If you go between January and March you may even get to see some turtle hatchlings! If you’re not confident in the water – you can still take in all the beauty from the comfort of a glass bottom boat.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge Day Climb
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world, but you’ll actually be on top of Australia’s most famous icon. On this 3.5-hour guided tour you’ll enjoy incredible views of Sydney Harbour and take home a commemorative certificate, hat and photograph – because did you even climb the bridge if you didn’t post about it on Instagram?

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Surf Lesson in Byron Bay
Learn to surf at Byron Bay

Learn to surf at one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. You’ll be hanging ten in no time, and if you’ve worked up an appetite after your lesson – why not organise your own of the region.

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Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Bushwalking
Discover Wineglass Bay and Freycinet national park

White sand, crystal blue waters – you’ll be ready for a dip by the time you trek to Wineglass Bay. While you can easily do the walk in a day, spend a couple of days in the area to make sure you have enough time to explore the Freycinet National Park, this is a truly special part of Australia.

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